Armchair Travel — A Pilgrim’s Tale

When: Thursday, November 7 – 2:00 to 4:00 (1 session)

Where: Wynyard Showground Hall

Presenter: Lenny Wilson

People have walked the Camino de Santiago for over 1000 years and this time-honoured tradition is how most people experience their Camino. The concept of the 790km Pilgrimage on foot was largely a necessity for poorer Pilgrims in medieval times. The Camino de Santiago, also known as the way of St James, and even just The Way is the ancient Catholic pilgrimage route to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain. The trail is enormously varied… through mountains and at other times through woodland & forests or open plains. Most of the route is through rural Spain with farmland and fields, but also through modern towns and cities with cars whizzing by.

Lenny will talk about the Camino; why she decided to walk the last 117km from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, and how it affected her. She will bring maps and photos of the walks.